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2013-05-18 23:04:28

The personal injury law firm of d´Oliveira & Associates has issued an infographic on Stevens Johnson Syndrome, which details potential causes and serious conditions that may result from the syndrome. (PRWEB) May 18, 2013 According to the the Stevens Johnson Syndrome Foundation, Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS), also known as Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, is a severe allergic reaction usually to medicine (i). The first signs of SJS involve flu-like symptoms but it can quickly advance...

2012-07-06 23:01:46

Shareholder Trent Miracle selected to the Propecia Plaintiffs´ Executive Committee Alton, IL (PRWEB) July 06, 2012 Simmons Firm Shareholder Trent Miracle, head of the firm´s pharmaceutical litigation group, was selected June 22 by a federal judge to serve on the Plaintiffs´ Executive Committee in the multidistrict litigation known as In re Propecia (Finasteride) Product Liability Litigation (MDL 2331).* Multiple cases involving Propecia, a hair loss prevention drug alleged...

Merck To Pay $950M To Settle Vioxx Dispute
2011-11-23 06:47:38

Drugmaker Merck & Co will pay $950 million to settle criminal and civil charges that it marketed its Vioxx for an unapproved use, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. The fine ends a long-running probe into Merck's promotion of the painkilling drug, which was withdrawn from the market in September 2004 after being linked to increased risks of heart attacks and strokes. The department said Merck would pay $321.6 million in criminal fines and $628.4 million as a civil...

2011-11-05 22:00:00

Falls and fractures among senior citizens have increased since rofecoxib (Vioxx®) was removed from the market in 2004, according to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) November 05, 2011 Falls and fractures among senior citizens have increased since rofecoxib (Vioxx®) was removed from the market in 2004, according to research presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology...

2011-02-23 13:31:31

Analysis highlights cardiovascular risk of fluid retention New research shows that medications which have raised safety concerns over heart attack and stroke risks may not have gotten approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) if the cardiovascular effects of fluid retention had been better understood. Fluid retention may explain the increased risk of heart attacks and strokes of medications such as Vioxx®, Bextra®, and...

2010-10-11 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney Keith Jensen of the Fort Worth, Texas-based law firm of Jensen, Belew & Gonzalez is announcing a $3.78 million settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) on behalf of the family of a nine-year-old New York girl who died in June 2004 as the result of a drug-induced disease known as Stevens Johnson Syndrome, which caused all of her skin to peel off. The settlement approval was filed Friday following a hearing before New...

2010-09-14 01:13:35

A research team from the University of California, Davis and Peking University, China, has discovered a novel mechanism as to why the long-term, high-dosage use of the well-known arthritis pain medication, Vioxx, led to heart attacks and strokes. Their groundbreaking research may pave the way for a safer drug for millions of arthritis patients who suffer acute and chronic pain. Using metabolomic profiling to analyze murine (rodent) plasma, the scientists discovered that Vioxx causes a...

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2010-08-20 07:59:25

Researchers, in a new study, found that common painkillers that have been linked to risks of heart attack may also increase the risk of stroke.Nearly 38,000 Taiwanese adults who suffered a stroke over one year, researchers found the use of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) in the month prior to the stroke may have elevated that risk.Results of the study were reported in the medical journal Stroke. Researchers said the increases linked to individual NSAID use were generally...

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2010-06-10 14:45:00

The FDA annoucned that it has warned Pfizer Inc for failing to quickly report serious and unexpected potential side effects from its drugs that have already been placed on the market. The FDA wrote a 12-page warning letter to Pfizer Chief Executive Jeffery Kinder that cited numerous examples involving some of the company's top-known brands, including impotence drug Viagra, cholesterol pill Lipitor and seizure medicine Lyrica. According to the FDA's letter that was released by Pfizer on...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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